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Armed Robbery Occurs In Knott County

Date of News Release: 12/18/2012

(Hazard, KY) -- On December 18, 2012 at approximately 9:10 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a report of an armed robbery at Ameri-Cash in the Hindman community of Knott County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a white male entered the business and brandished a handgun. The perpetrator demanded money and gave instructions to the clerk for her to follow. The perpetrator then fled on foot until the victim lost sight of him. A description is a white male approximately 5'10" and 275 to 300 pounds. He was dressed in a dark zip up hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. The hood of the sweat shirt was tied tightly around the face, but he appeared to have reddish brown hair and short facial hair as if he hadn't shaved in a few days. The perpetrator fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in an unknown direction of travel. No one was injured during the robbery and Kentucky State Police is asking anyone that may have been in the area during that time or if you have information about the robbery to contact them at 1-800-222-5555 or 606-435-6069.

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